‘Princess Diaries 3’ in Development at Disney

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A third Princess Diaries film is officially in the works at Disney.

Set to be a continuation of the 2001 and 2004 films rather than a reboot, the film is set to be penned by Aadrita Mukerji. There is currently no casting information including if Anne Hathaway will return as Mia Thermopolis and Chris Pine, who played Nicholas Devereaux, Mia’s foe turned lover.

Hathaway played high school student turned princess, Mia, who finds out she’s an heir to the throne after her father passes away. Under the tutelage of her estranged grandmother (Julie Andrews), the kingdom’s reigning Queen, Mia must decide whether to claim the throne she has inherited or renounce her title. It spawned the sequel, Royal Engagement, which follows a newly graduated Mia who has returned to Genovia. Upon arrival, the Queen informs Mia that she cannot become Queen unless she is married within 30 days. Mia sifts through many potential top suitors and finds herself taking part in an arranged marriage, until she realizes she wants to marry for love, not a title.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in October, Hathaway stated she’s pulling for the film to go forward. “If there’s any way to get Julie Andrews involved, I think we would make it work. We would go to where she was and put a green screen behind her and just make it happen.” Pine told Extra TV back in March he’d return for the film on one condition: if it was to shoot in Los Angeles.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to report.

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